Louis DeSipio examines how democratic nations incorporate new members, including policymaking in the areas of immigration and voting rights. He also studies Latino political behavior.
Areas of Expertise (5)
U.S. Electoral Politics
University of Texas at Austin: PhD 1993
University of Texas at Austin: MA, Latin American Studies 1984
Columbia University: BA, History 1981
- American Political Science Association
Media Appearances (5)
Naturalized citizens could be critical in this fall’s election
Roll Call online
Over the last few decades, immigrant groups have viewed naturalization as a way to leverage community power, especially in cases where they feel villainized in the prevailing rhetoric, says University of California, Irvine political science professor Louis DeSipio.
Former Acting ICE Director On Raids
I spoke with Louis DeSipio. He's a poli-sci professor at UC Irvine who studies immigration. And he raised a point that I thought was interesting about the pressure on ICE agents by this announcement and the president's relationship with ICE. Let me play it here.
Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same
“People are more tolerant of immigration than the president and the far right would have us believe,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine.
The Republican proposal to change the U.S. asylum system, explained
If the proposal became law, it would have little deterrence effect and there would likely be a court challenge, increasing confusion over it, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California-Irvine who studies immigration.
Migrant caravan no emergency for Gavin Newsom: He’d pull CA Guard from border
San Francisco Chronicle online
Those contrasting opinions are in line with how both candidates have run their campaigns, said Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano studies at UC Irvine.